The New Normal, a poem written by Bruce Levine at Spillwords.com
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The New Normal

The New Normal

written by: Bruce Levine

@brucelevine19

 

The new normal
A fork in the road
Patterns dismembered
Disemboweled entities
Parades of non-sequiturs
Masquerading as normal
Without understanding why
Where or how

A broken hourglass
Sand spilled on a table
Driftwood on a beach
Formless yet beautiful
As it awaits redemption
In a time continuum
A flame in a vacuum
Extinguished without air

Eviscerated memories
In quicksand forgotten
The new normal
Tightening its grip
With tears flowing softly
On landscapes plowed under
A road yet created
A normal unknown

Bruce Levine

Bruce Levine

Bruce Levine, a 2019 Pushcart Prize Poetry nominee, has spent his life as a writer of fiction and poetry and as a music and theatre professional. Over three hundred of his works are published in over twenty-five on-line journals including Ariel Chart, Halcyon Days, Founder’s Favourites, Literary Yard; over thirty print books including Poetry Quarterly, Haiku Journal, Dual Coast Magazine, Tipton Poetry Journal, and his shows have been produced in New York and around the country. Six eBooks are available from Amazon. His work is dedicated to the loving memory of his late wife, Lydia Franklin. A native Manhattanite, Bruce lives in New York with his dog, Gabi.
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